22 August 2018 from Potchefstroom republic of South Africa.
John Bangura and Emmanuel Akpor ends Botswana's ICC U19 cricket world cup 2020 dream with an emphatic 90+ run partnership.
The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa division 2 Qualifiers entered day 3 with a comfortable win for Sierra Leone against Botswana.
Sierra Leone were set a 141 run target to win by Botswana, and they managed to reach that target with fifty four balls to spare.
That victory was made possible by another John Bangura and Emmanuel Akpor's 90+ run partnership for Sierra Leone in the tournament, notched by Little John Bangura and Emmanuel Akpor who held their composure to guide their side to a comfortable and important win.
Botswana had won the toss and elected to bat first, and Sierra Leone responded by limiting them to a target of 141 .
M Arooz scored 42 off 56 balls and
P Sillas once again contributed at the top of the order, with his 26 off 44 balls paving the way for the Botswana middle-order who couldn't withstand the bowling of Sierra Leone. Botswana were all out for 140 setting a target of 141 for Sierra Leone to win.
In response, Little John Bangura's 55 run knock was quite a sight to behold. He found an ally in Emmanuel Akpor, who added a calm 36 off 78 balls, creating a second 90 + run partnership that led to Sierra Leone's second straight win in the tournament.
Scores in brief:
Botswana 140 all out (M Arooz 42 off 56 balls and P Sillas 26 off 44 balls
Sierra Leone 141 for four (John Bangura 55 off 97 and Emmanuel Akpor 36 off 78 balls.
Sierra Leone batting analysis 141-4 off 41 overs..
John Bangura in at 3. Scored 55 off 97 balls.
Emmanuel Akpor in at 4. Scored 36 off 78 balls.
Edmond Ernest in at 1. Scored 17 off 30 balls.
Osman Thomas Sankoh in 6. Scored 7 off 12 balls.
Samuel Conteh in at 2. Scored 6 off 20 balls.
Botswana Batting analysis. 141-10
off 38 overs.
B Maphosa in @ 1. Scored 3 off 19 balls.
K Machailo in @ 2 . Scored 28 off 42 balls. (LBW) by George Edward Ngegba
M Arooz in 3. Scored 42 off 56 balls. Caught by John Bangura (wkt) from an Edmond Ernest bowling.
S Rangaswamy in @ 4 . Scored 8 run off 16 balls. Caught by Aruba Kainessie from a James Tommy bowling.
P Sillas in 5 . Scored 26 off 44 balls.
John Bangura won the man of the match award having scored 55 , took 3 catches and 1 stumped as wicket keeper .
Sierra Leone won by 6 wickets with 54 balls to spare.
Sierra Leone's next fixture is against Rwanda on Thursday 23 August 2018.
Francis Trevor Samura CEO SLCA
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